California sues Trump admin over emissions standards

Friday, 20. September 2019 19:33

A coalition of 24 states led by California filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Friday to stop the White House from revoking the states' authority to set its own emission standards for cars and trucks.

The lawsuit, which was filed against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claims the agency does not have the authority to revoke California's waiver from the federal Clean Air Act that allowed the states to set tighter standards for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes.

"Two courts have already upheld California's emissions standards, rejecting the argument the Trump Administration resurrects to justify its misguided Preemption Rule. Yet, the Administration insists on attacking the authority of California and other states to tackle air pollution and protect public health," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

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